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Short Haircuts for Women: 6 Hot Trends


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My Favorite Pixies, Shags, Bobs and More

Charlize Theron in a pixie, Kate Mara in a shag & Scarlett Johannson in an edgy pompadour

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This year's hottest short hairstyles are edgier and more modern than in years past. Stylish looks include long bangs with shorter sides, mussy shags and long bobs and even the pompadour, which some of the hottest celebrities of today are pulling off.

If you're thinking about making the short hair plunge or just changing up your hairstyle, you may consider one of the 6 hottest short hair trends of the moment. They are (drumroll please):

  1. The pixie (but a modern version)
  2. The mussy shag
  3. The Pompadour
  4. The unstructured bob (still going strong!)
  5. Super-short, edgy cuts
  6. The demi-bob (also known as "the long bob" or the "lob")

In this photo gallery, I give you the full scoop on each trend, what face shapes and hair textures work best with them and I provide links to photo galleries showing each trend in much more depth. Plus, you'll find out the best hair products for each look.

Would Short Hair Suit You?

Short hair is so popular this year that several short haircuts also appear in my list of the 20 Hottest Hairstyle Trends of the Year. But which of these popular cuts best suit your face shape and hair texture

The great news is almost everyone can get away with a short hairstyle. Some styles work better with certain face shapes and hair textures. For example, your haircut should give you the illusion of having an oval face shape. So if you have a round face you'll want to elongate it, and if you have a square face, you want to soften your jawline.

In my article, How to Tell if You'd Look Good With Short Hair, I share 9 tips to find your best short hairstyles. Don't miss my "Sharpie tip."

Coco Chanel said it best in her famous quote, "A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.” Here's to life changes....

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